Purtscher retinopathy

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Purt·scher ret·i·nop·a·thy

transient traumatic retinal angiopathy due to a sudden rise in venous pressure, as in compression of the body from seat belt injury; ocular fundi show large white patches associated with the retinal veins about the disk or macula, hemorrhages, and retinal edema; thought to be due to fat embolism from bone marrow.
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Purt·scher ret·i·nop·a·thy

(pūr'cher ret'in-nop'ă-thē)
Transient traumatic retinal angiopathy due to a sudden rise in venous pressure, as in compression of the body from seat belt injury; ocular fundi show large white patches associated with the retinal veins about the disc or macula, hemorrhages, and retinal edema; thought to be due to fat embolism from bone marrow.
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Purtscher,

Othmar, German ophthalmologist, 1852-1927.
Purtscher disease - Synonym(s): Purtscher retinopathy
Purtscher retinopathy - traumatic retinal angiopathy which causes transient visual impairment. Synonym(s): Purtscher disease; Purtscher syndrome
Purtscher syndrome - Synonym(s): Purtscher retinopathy
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